Copyright Tutorials & Explanations
Use the following links to learn copyright basics or to expand your current knowledge of copyright. The first three links are particularly useful if you are seeking copyright information related to teaching or learning.
Purdue University's "Copyright Overview" provides and excellent starting point.
Purdue University's "Copyright Overview"
Provides an excellent starting point for those
wishing to understand copyright, educational
exceptions, and fair use.
Columbia University's "Fundamentals of Copyright" Podcasts
A series of podcasts by Kenneth Crews discussing
copyright law. "Each podcast is typically about 15 minutes in length, and the series is especially suited for giving members of the academic community a guide to the fundamentals of copyright for teaching, research, and other pursuits."
Stanford University's "Fair Use & Copyright Overview"
Covers basic copyright background, fair use, and other academic issues related to copyright.
United States Copyright Office "Copyright Basics"
Provides definition of copyright, who can claim copyright, what is and is not protected by copyright, length of copyright, registration process, and more.
United States Copyright Office
This official copyright website for the United States provides information about copyright, law and regulations, and what's new.
Bound by Law: Trapped in a Struggle She Didn't Understand
Learn more about copyright and "fair use" by reading the graphic novel Bound by Law: Trapped in a Struggle She Didn't Understand. Click on the cover image to begin.
Click on the front cover image above to read Bound By Law?
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